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Glass Fiber Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

The problem of population explosion has worked in the favor of the global glass fiber market, by creating an unprecedented demand for its products in various sectors. From the automotive to the building and construction sector, the need for glass fiber for various purposes is an undeniable one.

Transparency Market Research states that the opportunity in the global glass fiber will be worth US$17.44 bn by 2024 from US$8.50 bn in 2014 as the market promises to expand at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2016 and 2024. The wide range of application of glass fiber is primarily due to its unique characteristics such as low weight, excellent resistance, and high strength.

The E-glass fiber has been integral to defining the success of the global glass fiber market. This product has is being largely preferred due to its incredible tensile strength, budget-friendliness, and modulus. The global glass fiber market will largely be driven by the building and construction sector as the exceeding population in certain areas of the world such as Asia Pacific has created a demand for residential buildings. The building and construction application segment is anticipated to rise at a 7.6% CAGR in the forecast period. In the coming years, glass fiber will be used for making furniture and fixtures, pipes, water storage tanks, and wall panels for this sector.

Advent of Alternative Materials Creates Hurdles for Glass Fiber Manufacturers

However, this market does face a few challenges such as the increasing demand for carbon fiber that is known to have better mechanical characteristics. Not only does this material have better strength, but is also lighter than glass fiber. Citing these reasons, carbon fiber is being widely used in areas of transportation, construction, sports and leisure equipment, and wind energy.

Amongst all the application segments, the wind turbine segment is poised to prosper. This trend will continue all throughout forecast period as the word reels under the pressure of global warming. The pursuance of sustainable renewable solutions will propel the demand for glass fibers, which are largely used in making wind turbines. The increasing number of wind turbine installations are also set to accelerate the demand for glass fibers. The mandatory energy regulations will also contribute towards the growth of this application segment in the overall market.

 

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Asia Pacific Retained Leadership in 2014

Asia Pacific held a significant share in the glass fibers market, accounting for nearly 48% of the overall market in 2014. This share was attributable to the monumental population base that is the undercurrent for the budding building as construction sector as well. The steady stance of this regional market will continue to grow as emerging economies of China and India become the big exporters of glass fiber during the forecast period.

The competitive landscape of the global glass fiber market is consolidated in nature. The top operating players in this market are CHONGQING POLYCOMP INTERNATIONAL CORP, AGY Holding Corp, Jushi Group, Saint-Gobain Vetrotex, Johns Manville, Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd, Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Co. Ltd, Taishan Fiberglass, Inc., and Owens Corning, and PPG Industries, Inc. amongst others. Establishing strong export and distribution channels in the international markets will open up bright opportunities for this market. Furthermore, increasing investments in research and development will help these companies improve their product quality, thereby creating a possibility of a niche market in the near future. 

Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Assumptions
1.4 Market Segmentation
1.5 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Glass fiber Market, (Kilo Tons), (US$ Mn), 2014 - 2024
2.2 Glass fiber: Market Snapshot 

Chapter 3 Glass fiber Market – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Building & construction industry leads volume growth for glass fiber market
     3.3.2 Growing Demand for composite from Automotive and Marine Application to drive the glass fiber market
3.4 Restraints
     3.4.1 Increasing demand for carbon fiber is expected to hamper the growth for glass fibers in the long term
     3.4.2 Government subsidies to Chinese manufactures hurt European Manufacturers of the glass fibers
3.5 Opportunity
     3.5.1 Surging Growth in Wind Energy Market Provides Tremendous Opportunity for Glass fibers Composites
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
     3.6.3 Threat of Substitutes
     3.6.4 Threat of New Entrants
     3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Glass fiber: Market Attractiveness Analysis
     3.7.1 Attractiveness Analysis: By Application
     3.7.2 Attractiveness Analysis: By Country
3.8 Glass fiber Market: Company Market Share Analysis, 2014

Chapter 4 Raw Material and Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Raw Material Analysis
4.2 Price Trend Analysis

Chapter 5 Glass fiber Market – Product Analysis
5.1 Global Glass Fiber Market for E-Class glass fiber (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 
5.2 Global Glass Fiber Market for Performance Glass Fiber (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 

Chapter 6 Glass fiber Market – Application Segment Analysis
6.1 Global Glass Fiber Market for Building & Construction Application (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 
6.2 Global Glass Fiber Market for Transportation Application (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 
6.3 Global Glass Fiber Market for Industrial Application (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 
6.4 Global Glass Fiber Market for Consumer Goods Application (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 
6.5 Global Glass Fiber Market for Wind Turbine (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024 
6.6 Global Glass Fiber Market for Others (Cloth, Oil & Gas industry, Etc.) (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2024

Chapter 7 Global Glass fiber Market: Regional Analysis
7.1 Global Glass Fiber Market: Regional Overview
7.2 North America Glass Fiber Market, 2014 and 2024 
     7.2.1 North America Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.2.2 North America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.2.3 North America Glass Fiber Market Volume, Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.2.4 North America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.2.5 U.S. Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.2.6 U.S. Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.2.7 U.S. Glass Fiber Market Volume, Application Segment Analysis,(Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.2.8 U.S. Glass Fiber Market Revenue, Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.2.9 Rest of North America Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.2.10 Rest of North America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.2.11 Rest of North America Glass Fiber Market Volume, Application Segment Analysis,(Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.2.12 Rest of North America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 
7.3 Europe Glass Fiber Market, 2014 and 2024
     7.3.1 Europe Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.2 Europe Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.3 Europe Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis,(Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.3.4 Europe Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.3.5 Germany Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.6 Germany Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.7 Germany Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024     
     7.3.8 Germany Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.3.9 UK Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.10 UK Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.11 UK Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.3.12 UK Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.3.13 Spain Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.14 Spain Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.15 Spain Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.3.16 Spain Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 
     7.3.17 France Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.18 France Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.19 France Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.3.20 France Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.3.21 Italy Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.22 Italy Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.23 Italy Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.3.24 Italy Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.3.25 Rest of Europe Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.3.26 Rest of Europe Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.3.27 Rest of Europe Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.3.28 Rest of Europe Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
7.4 Asia Pacific Glass Fiber Market, 2014 and 2024
     7.4.1 Asia Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.4.2 Asia Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.4.3 Asia Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.4.4 Asia Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.4.5 China Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.4.6 China Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.4.7 China Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.4.8 China Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.4.9 Japan Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.4.10 Japan Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.4.11 Japan Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.4.12 Japan Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.4.13 ASEAN Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.4.14 ASEAN Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.4.15 ASEAN Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.4.16 ASEAN Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.4.17 Rest of Asia Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.4.18 Rest of Asia Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.4.19 Rest of Asia Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.4.20 Rest of Asia Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 
7.5 Latin America Glass Fiber Market, 2014 and 2024
     7.5.1 Latin America Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.5.2 Latin America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.5.3 Latin America Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.5.4 Latin America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.5.5 Brazil Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.5.6 Brazil Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.5.7 Brazil Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.5.8 Brazil Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.5.9 Rest of Latin America Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.5.10 Rest of Latin America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.5.11 Rest of Latin America Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.5.12 Rest of Latin America Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
7.6 Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market, 2014 and 2024
     7.6.1 Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.6.2 Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.6.3 Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.6.4 Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 
     7.6.5 GCC Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.6.6 GCC Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.6.7 GCC Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.6.8 GCC Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.6.9 South Africa Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.6.10 South Africa Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.6.11 South Africa Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.6.12 South Africa Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024
     7.6.13 Rest of Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Product Segment, (Kilo Tons), 2014–2024
     7.6.14 Rest of Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Product Segment, (US$ Mn), 2014–2024
     7.6.15 Rest of Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Volume, by Application Segment Analysis, (Kilo Tons), 2014-2024
     7.6.16 Rest of Middle East & Africa Glass Fiber Market Revenue, by Application Segment Analysis, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 AGY Holding Corp.
8.2 CHONGQING POLYCOMP INTERNATIONAL CORP (CPIC)
8.3 Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Co. Ltd
8.4 Jushi Group
8.5 Johns Manville
8.6 Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
8.7 Owens Corning.
8.8 PPG Industries, Inc.
8.9 Saint-Gobain Vetrotex
8.10 Taishan Fiberglass, Inc.

Chapter 9 Primary Research – Key Findings 

Chapter 10 List of Potential Customers

 

Glass fibers are ultra-thin strands of glass that are commonly woven in the form of a mat. In conjunction with the resin matrix, these form glass fibers reinforced plastic. Glass fibers are obtained from the chemical reaction between various natural minerals and chemicals at high temperature. Silica sand is the primary raw material used in the manufacture of glass fibers. Various quantities of minerals and chemicals such as feldspar, anhydrous borax, sodium sulfate, alumina, calcium oxide, magnesium oxide, and cullet (recycled glass) are also employed as per the end use requirements of glass fiber. 

The report provides in-depth analysis and forecast of the glass fiber market on the global as well as regional level. It includes forecast for the period from 2016 to 2024 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Quantitative data has been derived through extensive secondary research of the global glass fiber market. Secondary sources typically include company websites, relevant magazines, government documents, and press releases. The top-down approach has been adopted to derive the regional numbers from global revenue and volume figures. Furthermore, the bottom-up approach has been employed to derive data for various product segments based on demand for glass fiber in each geographic segment. A combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches helps validate the quantitative data. The data was further validated with the help of primary research with industry experts to ensure accuracy of derived numbers.

Detailed analysis of various factors driving the global glass fiber market has been included for astute decision making. Impact of these drivers has been included with data to substantiate research findings. Furthermore, factors restraining market growth have been included for better understanding of the market. Impact of these restraints has been analyzed over the course of the forecast period. The report also comprises various opportunities available for market growth during the next eight years. Opportunities entail untapped or recently explored factors that are anticipated to drive the glass fiber market during the forecast period.

The report includes value chain analysis to help understand the industry thoroughly. Value chain analysis comprises detailed evaluation of the roles of various entities involved in the glass fiber industry, from raw material suppliers to end-users. Various processes employed in the manufacture of glass fiber have been included in the value chain analysis. Porter’s Five Forces model has been employed to determine the degree of competition in the market during the forecast period. Company market share analysis has been included for better understanding of the competitive landscape. Company market share analysis comprises the market share of dominant players in 2014, based on their production capacities. Furthermore, market attractiveness analysis has been conducted to analyze product segments that are expected to be lucrative during the forecast period. This is based on various factors such as market size, growth rate, profitability, raw material procurement, and competition in each product segment.

Based on product, the glass fiber market has been segmented into e-class glass fiber and performance glass fiber. The report comprises detailed analysis of all the segments in the regional and global markets and forecast based on current and future trends in the industry in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). In terms of region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Demand for glass fiber in each of its application segment has been analyzed and forecast for the period of eight years.

The report also comprises profiles of leading companies in the glass fiber market. These include AGY Holding Corp, CHONGQING POLYCOMP INTERNATIONAL CORP, Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Co. Ltd, Jushi Group, Johns Manville, Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd, Owens Corning, PPG Industries, Inc, Saint-Gobain Vetrotex, and Taishan Fiberglass, Inc.  Various attributes of these companies such as company overview, business strategies, and recent developments form the core of the company profiles section.

This report segments the global glass fiber market as follows:

  • Glass Fiber Market  – Product Analysis
    • E-Class Glass Fiber
    • Performance Glass Fiber
  • Glass Fiber Market  – Application Analysis
    • Building & Construction
    • Transportation
    • Industrial
    • Consumer Goods
    • Wind Turbine
    • Others (Including Oil & Gas, etc.)
  • Glass Fiber Market  - Regional Analysis
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Rest of North America
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France      
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA


 
 
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